Summary: This is a really good fighting game. The load time is second to none. You can select random characters and random locations and the load time is really under 5 seconds. Impressive graphics and fast paced game play make this game great.
Summary: Although the graphics are light years above the graphics of Dead or Alive for the Playstation one, it becomes increasingly difficult to play at the higher difficulty levels. A solid game though.
Summary: This game is most definately superior to Tekken Tag. Eever since the first Tekken I have been a faithful consumer. I own every Tekken game out there, but even I must say DOA:2 blows it away. The fighting style is looser and more customizable, the combos are what I'm talking about if you don't know.
Summary: My kids wanted a Fighter. After playing the Tekken 3 Demo my daughter, fell in love with the genre. I bought DOA2 simply because it was the cheapest one I could find used for the PS2 (while Tekken 3 was on order). We were very pleasantly surprised.
Summary: DOA2:Hardcore is overall a very nicely done game. The PS2 version shines in its background graphics and the beauty of the characters, personally I prefer the lighting of this version over the DC version, but that's a more subjective view. Gameplay is simply just plain fun.
Summary: This is a fun fighting game! Takes awhile to get use to the throwing your opponent and avoiding throws only to counter-throw, though. But that does help make the game more replayable. The graphics are GREAT! The story mode is [poor]!
Summary: DOA Hardcore is one of the better fighting games on the PS2 but like all fighting games, it has it's draw backs. The graphics are excellent, almost perfect. No shady pseudo dimensional graphics that when you get too close, they become a flat surface.
Summary: For months, DOA2 on the PS2 was competing for my attention with "Soul Calibur" for the Dreamcast at the office. SC is surely more approachable, easier to get good at, and has better extras, but D0A2 has a fighting engine that is arguably superior.
Summary: DOA2 is the best game in the fighting genre for PS2. With unbelievable graphics, awesome moves and fighting styles, and varied characters, this game surpasses the rest. You can choose from over 6 modes, including sparring(practice)and versus modes. The graphics are awesome, period.